This panel will provide insights into Tunisian filmmaking and sociopolitical issues related to it.


Monika Bolliger is a journalist, researcher and consultant with a focus on Arabic-speaking parts of the world. She worked as a Middle East Correspondent for the Swiss newspaper NZZ until 2018.

Saturday, 21 November, 5:30 pm

Ismahane Lahmar is a Franco-Tunisian director and screenwriter. She is the founder of «Le cinema au féminin», a unique training program for women.

Fatma Riahi is a Tunisian producer and a director. Her first feature film, “A Haunted Past,” was screened at numerous international film festivals and won a series of awards, including the ANHAR Award for the best human rights film at KARAMA Film Festival in Amman

Prof. Amir Dziri holds the chair for Islamic Studies at the University of Fribourg and is Director of the Swiss Center for Islam and Society (SZIG). He regularly comments on current issues related to Islam in Europe.